The robots in disguise are about to get a well-deserved tune-up. Creed II director, Steven Caple Jr. has just been hired to direct the new film according to Deadline.
The film Transformers franchise has been in a state of limbo for the last few years. 2017’s Transformers: The Last Knight was considered a critical bomb and made less money than the previous installment while 2018’s Bumblebee was better received by fans and critics alike. It isn’t clear if Bumblebee is connected to this new film or not.
Steven Caple Jr. made his feature film debut with the Rocky spinoff, Creed II and had garnered him much acclaim. In January, Paramount made the decision to reboot the entire franchise and hired two different writers to pen two separate scripts; James Vanderbilt and Joby Harold. The studio chose Harold’s script and saw the most potential in a franchise reboot.
It’s unclear if the film will be a complete reboot or if it picks and chooses aspects of the original film while set in a new universe, similar to James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad. Only time will tell what this new Transformers universe will bring.
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